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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This refreshing pale ale was created to be consumed while enjoying the bounty of the Bay and protecting local waters. Gold in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional noble German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties.


EKGoldings' rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bought a bomber of this last weekend and sampled it today. Light amber color, nice head, aroma is mild citrusy hops with malty, yeasty taste. The balance on this is perfect and I’d love to find it on tap. DB makes good beer - I’ve been impressed with the quality of everything I’ve had from them. Nothing outlandish, just clean, well made, yummy beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (530) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This is a golden yellow brew that has a nice hop aroma. It has a small white head and is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Can. Clear gold body with a frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The aroma is just lightly hoppy with some floral and citrus notes over a light crackery malt base. The flavor is pretty light on the hops, minimal bitterness, floral and perfumy hops, not much in the way of citrus. The malt is on the drier side at least, with minimal sweetness. Light bodied and easy drinking with soft gentle carbonation. Not a stand-out of the style, drinkable enough though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours an orange color with a foamy head. Notes of plastic, faint skunky hops, and orange citrus. Very muted.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3405) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has slightly sweet straw. Flavor follows suit...some slightly earthy bitterness but this is pretty malty. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/straw. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Canned. Golden pour. Hop snell. Light orange and lemon. Light sweet caramel. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Great pale ale that stays light and crisp and doesn’t linger around too long.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Can over the summer. Just like other beers form this brewery, very good. Nice amount of light bitterness.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Can. Pours clear golden with very excited but sparse carbonation and a medium sudsy off-white head. Nose is honestly more malt-present , touch of lemony citrus. Taste clean and clear, medium bitterness and very much like a Pils, snappy in its crispness, but too sweet and slightly metallic, too mineral-heavy and the chalky aspect is very off-putting. Hops themselves aren’t stale, really, but dank in the direction of spoiled. Medium-full body and just not enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bright amber/gold appearance with a large white head and very good lacing. Earthy, whole grain aroma dotted with herbal hops. Orchard-like flavors turn more bitter with a mild ciderish note in the aftertaste. Crisp, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1940) - - AUG 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-17-13- Poured from bomber into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a golden straw color with a two finger white head. The head fades very fast to leave only a very light level of lacing. Smell- The aroma is light overall with some toasted malt and a grainy smell. Mixed with these are some lighter notes of a citrus hop nature. Taste – The taste begins with a more dry bready flavor up front. There is light citrus hop very near the start which grows stronger at the middle only to fade more toward the end. While the citrus hop flavor diminished from the middle to the end, herbal and grassy hop flavors grow stronger on the tongue. In the end a crisp and lightly bittered grassy/herbal flavor are left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to light side with a carbonation level that is medium to slightly above medium. The mouthfeel couple with the flavors of the brew create a rather crisp and easy drinking beer. Overall - Nothing all that extraordinary here. Overall it is a decent APA with a more crisp taste and feel.


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